Hungry, yes. But for what?

  Good food, like good sleep, is fundamental to our well-being.  I want to feel better?  Then I eat better.  I only get out what I put in, that’s for sure.  I am, indeed, what I eat. The correlation between how we fuel ourselves and our subsequent performance is direct, unequivocal. How is it then…

Finding a Little Space & Time

Rare are those days when we’re able to indulge ourselves to the exclusion of all else, and really drop into what we love, without distraction.  In the busyness, we hand ourselves over to that we feel must be done, rather than to that we’d wish to be doing.  Rare, indeed, it seems, is such a window…

Am I Bovered? Pt 2 (I Am Actually Bovered)

The images of freshly-baked loaves that accompany these words (and attempt to hook you in) are simply the result of quality ingredients brought together with love and a little skill.  They look beautiful because they’re authentic; because beauty is consistent with authenticity.  In the steadily-filling steamy bakery window, on the freshly-laden market stall, they’re displayed…

Am I bovered? Part 1

So, making real bread is easy. How did we ever doubt it? Humans, immensely adaptable as we are, can turn our hand to anything out of necessity.  But there you have it: until something becomes imperative to survival, why should we? The hows of bread making, so easily assimilated into our untapped incredible human potential,…

10 Things You Really Knead to Know About Bread Making

Making real bread is easy. Real easy. Nothing more than a loose union of 4 simple ingredients – flour, water, yeast and salt – and yet it never fails to amaze what we can create with this, the simplest of recipes. Like many crafts though breadmaking can seem shrouded in mystery, at once alluring (for…

Just who is this artisan?

  Here at The Feast Rising Bakery we make bread in a time-honoured fashion: slowly.  Taking from the locality just what we need – flour, water, a little salt to temper the yeasts, be they natural or added – we then add the one remaining essential… Time itself. Long, slow maturing of the dough not only…